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Nature worship   /nˈeɪtʃər wˈərʃəp/   Listen
Nature worship

A system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena.

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"Nature worship" Quotes from Famous Books

... nature spirits which the Indian peasants worship to-day and worshipped, as the Pitakas tell us, in the time of the Buddha. For the Vedic deities are such forces as fire and light, wind and water. This is nature worship but the worship of nature generalized, not of some bold rock or mysterious rustling tree. It may be that a migratory life, such as the ancient Aryans at one time led, inclined their minds to these wider views, since neither ...
— Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) - An Historical Sketch • Charles Eliot

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